ANNOUNCE: GHC vesrion 6.4.2

Simon Marlow simonmar at
Tue May 2 08:49:10 EDT 2006

On 01 May 2006 10:08, Sven Panne wrote:

> Am Sonntag, 30. April 2006 10:15 schrieb Bulat Ziganshin:
>> may be it's not too late to just rerelease GHC? especially if hooks
>> interface in current cabal version don't planned to change in
>> foreseeable future. having common cabal interface for 6.4.2 and 6.6
>> will be a great thing
> I think that re-releasing SW with varying functionality/APIs under
> the same release number is the worst one can do, as this will only
> cause confusion ("Which GHC 6.4.2 are you talking about in your bug
> report?" etc.). A 6.4.3 release seems to be the more appropriate way
> and the amount of work involved is the same.

We hadn't planned to do a 6.4.3 release, but given the problems emerging
in 6.4.2 on some platforms (Solaris, MacOS X, FreeBSD), it might be a
good thing to do one.


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